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Vans Old Skool Men's Trainers

Vans is an American footwear company that produces iconic skate shoes. Their Old Skool range is inspired by classic retro design combined with modern practicality and function. A pair of Vans Old Skool men's trainers is a versatile addition to your

The difference between trainers, skate shoes and plimsolls

Otherwise known as sneakers and runners, trainers typically boast features that enhance sports performance. Although the name 'trainers' is often used to describe a variety of sporty footwear, they are usually worn as a casual alternative to shoes and boots.

Skate shoes are primarily designed for the sport of skateboarding.

A light rubber-soled canvas sports shoe with no frills, plimsolls were once known as 'sand shoes' and were worn by people at the beach.

Different styles of Vans Old Skool men's trainers

Trainers are soft sports shoes that are designed to provide comfort and support during physical exercise.

Serious skateboarders need footwear that allows for complete freedom of movement. The canvas skate shoe has a chunky, soft footbed with extra padding to the front and back, and a skinnier profile. The authentic range of skate shoes has less protective padding.

Plimsolls have a canvas upper and a solid rubber sole. They are available as laced up or slip on styles. This athletic shoe was the precursor to the modern trainer.

Different types of Vans Old Skool men's trainers

Vans men's low tops

are cut low at the top and sides, with metal eyelets and lace-up detail, and the iconic Vans flag label.

The legendary high top Vans have a supportive padded ankle, canvas and suede upper and waffle outsole.

The difference between leather, suede and canvas

Hardwearing and durable, leather offers breathability.

Leather that has a soft rubbed finish, and velvety nap, is known as suede . It is used to give trainers a casual style.

Durable canvas is a low cost material that is perfect for casual and sporty footwear.

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